ART MAGAZINE ISSUE 3
NEW ARTIST PEZ ALSO FEATURING BEZT AND AN INTERVIEW WITH ALEX CHERRY
Lora Zombie / Alex Cherry / Manuel Rebollo / Shark Toof / Agnes Cecile / Aaron Jasinski
ON THE COVER : BUBBALDRIN BY PEZ - NOW AVAILABLE AT EYESONWALLS.COM
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4 | BEZT 8 | 2013 IN NUMBERS 1 4 | NEW ARTIST PEZ 1 8 | LUKE CHUEH 2 2 | TOUR THE EOW ART FACTORY 2 4 | NEW RELEASES 3 2 | ALEX CHERRY INTERVIEW 5 4 | BEHIND “THE MORNING AFTER” BY HIDDEN MOVES
4 | DREAMFALL BY BEZT
INTRODUCING THE WORK OF MATEUSZ GAPSKI, AKA ‘BEZT’ WWW.EYESONWALLS.COM/COLLECTIONS/BEZT
Bezt has made a name for himself as one half of the street art muralist powerhouse ETAM CRU, a collaborative project with comrade Sainer. Based in Poland, the artists have earned the respect of the street art community worldwide painting surrealistic murals across their native country as well as in countries such as Norway, Bulgaria, Germany, Austria, Russia, Portugal, Belgium and recently even stateside in Richmond, VA.
showcase the artist’s massive talents. His powerful color palette and stylistic anti-gravity character focus effectively bring a strong sense of fluidity and suspension to each of his pieces. Bezt is an artist on the rise and Eyes On Walls is proud to be the first to make some of his best studio work available as prints.
While ETAM CRU’s full-scale building sized murals have put Polish street art on the map, Bezt’s extensive solo portfolio of wall murals and canvas work stand firmly on their own and 5
High and Lazy by Bezt Gun Monkey by Bezt Panda by Bezt Fishing with Death by Bezt
FASTEST PRINT SELL OUT TIME
RED RIDING HOOD
BY LOR A ZOMBIE 8
94,729 TOTAL PIECES OF ART SOLD WORLDWIDE 3 NEW ARTISTS ADDED TO THE COLLECTIVE 92 PIECES OF ORIGINAL ART SOLD 26 COUNTRIES RECEIVED ORDERS FROM EYES ON WALLS 4600 SQUARE FEET OF PRINTING FACILITY ADDED 116 LITRES OF INK USED FOR PRINTING 99,127 SQUARE FEET OF ART PRINTED 16K NEW FANS ON THE EYES ON WALLS FACEBOOK PAGE 9
TOP 25 OF 2013
Check out our Top 25 Best Sellers based on the 94,729 pieces of Eyes On Walls art delivered around the world in 2013. Lora Zombieâ€™s Red Riding Hood tops the list.
01 Red Riding Hood Lora Zombie
02 Meow Lora Zombie
03 Creator of the Universe Lora Zombie
04 Super Cat Lora Zombie
05 Big Bang Kiss Lora Zombie
06 Birds Birds Birds Lora Zombie
07 The Morning After Hidden Moves
08 Tattoo Girl Lora Zombie
09 Mr Tiger Lora Zombie
10 Love Shock Lora Zombie
11 Out of Gravity Lora Zombie
12 Whalelalala Lora Zombie
13 Office Warfare Hidden Moves
14 Deer Wearing Gym Socks Charmaine Olivia
15 Closer Alex Cherry
16 Zombie Love Lora Zombie
17 Northern Whale Lora Zombie
18 Voyager II Alex Cherry
19 Lost in the World Alex Cherry
20 All Dogs Go to Heaven Lora Zombie
21 Little Bird Alex Cherry
22 Drawing Restraints Agnes Cecile
23 The Duel Aaron Jasinski
24 Heaven in Her Arms Alex Cherry
25 Revenge is a Dish (Cow) Luke Chueh
ORIGINAL ART BY ALEX CHERRY NOW AVAIL ABLE AT E YESONWALLS.COM
14 | TROUBLE MAKERZ
NEW ARTIST: PEZ
INTRODUCING THE ART OF PIERRE-YVES RIVEAU, AKA ‘PEZ’. WWW.EYESONWALLS.COM/COLLECTIONS/PEZ
PEZ is based in Nantes, France. His work goes deep - in both content and contrast - creating rich textures and often dark, almost decomposing subject matter. This exclusive collection of work originally drawn in pencil with incredible detail, shows PEZ’s talent for fusing graffiti elements into captivating dreamlike scenarios. 15
Intrinsic by Pez Ice Cream Boy by Pez Peace and Love by Pez Land Rover by Pez
18 | REVENGE IS A DISH (COW)
A NEW SPIN ON THE “FARM-TO-TABLE” MOVEMENT WWW.EYESONWALLS.COM/COLLECTIONS/LUKE-CHUEH
“Like a cuddly Trojan horse, Chueh’s work is pretty on the outside, but nice and macabre on the inside” - Entertainment Weekly Luke has earned worldwide cult acclaim for his often ill-fated animal portraits. His active role in the Los Angeles underground art scene brought him quick success when he first started exhibiting his paintings in 2003. Taking hints from his past in advertising design, many of Chueh’s pieces quickly draw emotion from the viewer using the contrast of a cute and approachable animal character in the midst of an often brutal or heart breaking situation. Take for instance, Chueh’s ‘Revenge
is a Dish’ series which is now available from Eyes On Walls as open edition fine art prints. Bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase “farm-to-table”, these works still manage to pull empathy from even the most voracious meat eater. This unique duality has attracted a dedicated audience and has brought Chueh continued success in museums and galleries around the world as well as collaborations with Fall Out Boy, Linkin Park, Kid Robot and Sanrio to name a few. He has also established a prominent position in the designer toy scene with highly-collectible three dimensional vinyl interpretations of his art. It is our pleasure to have Luke Chueh as a part of the Eyes On Walls collective of artists. 19
I Asked For Scrambled by Luke Chueh Revenge Is A Dish (Pig) by Luke Chueh Revenge Is A Dish (Dog) by Luke Chueh Bear in Mind by Luke Chueh Bat Bear by Luke Chueh
WHERE IT’S MADE
A LOOK INSIDE THE EOW AR T FACTORY Since establishing as its own company in 2010, Eyes On Walls has grown from a product line existing within a 20+ year old Canadian art distribution company into a global art brand. After a huge year of growth in 2012, we moved to a building that is over 50% bigger with 12,600 square feet of printing, production, framing, and office space. This new space is an investment in better serving our customers and artists with new products, expert printing processes, more art and faster turnaround times. With the blank canvas of a new office, we were also able to project elements of the Eyes On Walls brand and culture into the space. We put in a lot of aesthetic improvements including a 30 x 20 foot art wall in the printing area, a mock retail store in the entryway and a gallery of framed Artist Proofs from every Limited Edition print that we’ve released running throughout the halls and meeting areas.
A crew of nearly 20 people work out of our Montreal office, nearly all of them directly involved in all the stages from an order being received to a finished piece of art being packaged and shipped out the door. Strategically located in Montreal we are well positioned for shipping into Europe. We also ship and receive out of New York so orders destined for the United States are never subject to duty or customs delays. We’re incredibly grateful to our partners, customers, artists and everyone that has helped us build this business and we look forward to serving you better as we continue to evolve and grow Eyes On Walls in 2014 and beyond.
NEW RELEASES THE LASTEST WORK FROM LORA ZOMBIE, ALEX CHERRY, AARON JASINSKI AND MORE
LORA ZOMBIE Lora Zombie is a self-taught painter from Russia and a top seller on the urban art scene. With a unique commentary on pop culture and keen eye for beauty, her raw and grungy trademark style is unmistakable. Only in her early twenties, Lora has already gained a massive following of fans across the globe and held major exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and St. Petersburg. WWW.EYESONWALLS.COM/COLLECTIONS/LORA-ZOMBIE
Punk in Outer Space by Lora Zombie
Big Bang Kiss by Lora Zombie Pink Bird by Lora Zombie Society and the Unicorn by Lora Zombie Watching Tv by Lora Zombie Cutting Trees by Lora Zombie
ALEX CHERRY Self taught Los Angeles based artist Alex Cherry blurs the line between art and design with digital works directly inspired by music and pop culture. WWW.EYESONWALLS.COM/COLLECTIONS/ALEX-CHERRY
Burn by Alex Cherry
Me Ow by Alex Cherry
Lâ€™enfant Sauvage by Alex Cherry Civilization by Alex Cherry I Am a God by Alex Cherry Feel Something by Alex Cherry Hair by Alex Cherry
ALEX CHERRY INTERVIEW
Where sound meets vision, digital works inspired by music from the creative mind of Los Angeles based digital artist Alex Cherry.
Tell us a bit about your process, how do you start a piece?
Are there any pieces that have a story that you’d like to share?
There are two major components. Inspiration first, and music second. Everything comes from the music I listen to. When inspiration strikes, and I have an idea, my next job is to find a song to marry it to. Choosing a song informs the title of the piece, and provides a guideline for what I want people to feel with my idea.
I think it’s better for people to make their own stories. I will say, however, that “Ænema” and “Lost in the World” share a common ancestry that no one I know of seems to have noticed yet.
Do you have a studio in the traditional sense? Where do you do your work?
I learn a lot from fellow artists at EOW, like Lora Zombie. I have been thoroughly impressed by Kanye’s work with DONDA. George Condo. Ian Francis. Jony Ive at Apple continues to be an inspiration, and more recently Stefan Sagmeister. Especially his TED talks. I would love to see what Banksy is up to.
Yes and no. Because I am more design influenced, my studio resembles that of a writers more than a traditional artist. I have a small dining area between my living room and kitchen which I’ve turned into a library that I keep inspirational material; this is where I do my most substantial work. I also sit in a rocking chair for several hours a day. It’s weird. I know. You’ve said that music is your biggest inspiration. What type of music inspires your work? What are you currently listening to? Soul. I try not to limit myself to genres, so I look for and love anything with a soul. A lot of my earlier work was informed by Rock, but that’s changed... It no longer feels as relevant. I would say Hip Hop, especially when fused with the newer incarnations of electronic music, is the most inspiring to me right now. My favorites like Kanye, Odd Future, Kendrick and A$AP Rocky have really changed the way I listen to music. Listening to them teaches me to simplify my ideas... and just have more fun with it. Do all of the titles of your pieces come directly from songs? Mostly... yes. I’ve written a few of them, though. 32
Who are your favorite artists/designers right now?
What do you try/want to accomplish as an artist? Reaching a bigger audience has always been my goal. Then it’s on to directing. Do you have any projects in the works that we can be on the lookout for? “Yes! Did you know that sharks drown if they stop moving? They have to stay active. That’s exactly how I feel; if I’m not working on something, I will drown. I always try to stay busy, moving toward something. Right now, it’s finishing new work. I’ve learned a lot in the last year, and I don’t think my work reflects everything that I’ve learned… yet.”
LOSE YOURSELF TO DANCE BY ALEX CHERRY
SCREEN PRINTED LIMITED EDITION OF 48
MANUEL REBOLLO Fashion illustrations inspired by Music, fashion, love and sensuality from Spanish artist Manuel Rebollo. WWW.EYESONWALLS.COM/COLLECTIONS/MANUEL-REBOLLO
Atomic by Manuel Rebollo
Magic by Manuel Rebollo
Sell by Manuel Rebollo Burnin by Manuel Rebollo Cigarette by Manuel Rebollo Even If by Manuel Rebollo Sailor by Manuel Rebollo
HIDDEN MOVES Hidden Moves is the toybox for the collected works of Welsh artist and designer Rhys Owens. He grew up in the decade of Rubikâ€™s Cubes, Thundercats, and the ZX Spectrum, and nurtured his creative talents by decorating the faces of his sisterâ€™s dolls with a ballpoint pen. In later life, he began experimenting with photography, illustration, and digital 3D to create his own unique aesthetic. This includes the creation of a number of surreal characters that currently inhabit the Hidden Moves universe. WWW.EYESONWALLS.COM/COLLECTIONS/HIDDEN-MOVES
Battle Dress by Hidden Moves
Space Cadet by Hidden Moves
ART MEETS APPAREL Now Presenting “The Brooklyn Collection” featuring the work of Alex Cherry, Lora Zombie and Shark Toof. Our Winter apparel release features custom printed fabrics from some of the most popular pieces in the Eyes On Walls collection which allowed us to bring art to apparel beyond traditional silk-screening methods. This collection was designed in Brooklyn, New York - inspired by the intersection of fashion and street art found in the area.
Big Bang Kiss Pullover
Two Girls and Three Tiger Hoodie
Lost in the World Scarf
Two Girls and Three Tiger Scarf
ALL MADE IN THE USA AND AVAILABLE NOW AS AN EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION RELEASE
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARSHALL FRANKLIN LONG
SHARK TOOF LA-based artist Shark Toof ranks among street artâ€™s most recognizable artists. Known for his iconic shark imagery, his murals, stencils and wheat pastes can be found on streets from NY to Miami to LA. Shark Toof is one of the rising stars in contemporary street art and his latest set of work is now available for sale through Eyes On Walls. WWW.EYESONWALLS.COM/COLLECTIONS/SHARK-TOOF
Four Boys and Five Girls Show by Shark Toof Girl and Three Sharks Show by Shark Toof Five Boys and Five Girls Show by Shark Toof Two Girls and Three Tiger Show by Shark Toof
Girl Show Five by Shark Toof Girl Show Two Two by Shark Toof
AGNES CECILE Silvia Pelissero, a painter best known as Agnes Cecile, was born in Rome, Italy. Using simple images coupled with abstract color and detail, Agnes Cecile creates rich, emotional human portraits. WWW.EYESONWALLS.COM/COLLECTIONS/AGNES-CECILE
In a Single Moment All Her Greatness Collapsed by Agnes Cecile
Gestures by Agnes Cecile Iâ€™ll Stay For Awhile by Agnes Cecile In Trouble, She Will by Agnes Cecile The Water Workshop by Agnes Cecile
The Water Workshop II by Agnes Cecile Allison by Agnes Cecile Tutta La Luce Negli Occhi by Agnes Cecile
AARON JASINSKI Aaron Jasinskiâ€™s paintings feature musical and nostalgic themes peppered with social commentary and whimsical creatures (think morose hipsters mingling with monkeys in space suits), utilizing a vibrant Technicolor palette. WWW.EYESONWALLS.COM/COLLECTIONS/AARON-JASINSKI
Self Help 2 by Aaron Jasinski
Beat 2 Quarters by Aaron Jasinski Mind Control by Aaron Jasinski Orca by Aaron Jasinski Turbo All The Way by Aaron Jasinski
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THE MORNING AFTER BY HIDDEN MOVES “The Morning After is a piece that experiments with simple storytelling. The character is loosely based on myself, and how I feel the morning after a late night out. The clothing, accessories and posture all try to convey the character’s mood, while his request for coffee is a less than subtle hint that maybe he imbibed a little too much the night before.” * NOW AVAILABLE AS A LIMITED EDITION PRINT FROM EYES ON WALLS (EYESONWALLS.COM)
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Published on Feb 19, 2014
Our latest edition of the Eyes On Walls magazine includes a feature on new artist, PEZ. Also, featured releases from Aaron Jasinski, Alex Ch...